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Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #298

November 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

It’s November, which means colder than you think and not quite summer… the gang are finishing up their outside activities for the year and things should start to quieten down… I am hoping anyway. We are almost halfway through our school year – I can’t believe that myself… there is something to be said for plugging away at it all day after day. And we are all looking forward to some summer fun…

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I was on a bit of a blogging roll there and posts were flowing, and once again silly little technical issues stopped me in my tracks… but so much has happened this week, I have some fab posts coming your way. Not to mention one or two GiveAways to die for…


Lovely Links from This Week

  1. If you don’t follow The Guardian’s How to Draw Series… well we highly recommend it and this weeks How to Draw… Monet’s Garden is just delightful.
  2. On the Picture Book Den a fascinating article on the Illustration of eyes in children’s picture books by Peony Lewis.
  3. I just totally loved this Journalling post on Babyccinokids. Love it!!!
  4. Over at Moomookachoo: Around the World in 80 Days is complete… and incredible resource, packed with fun, playful ideas, and printables.
  5. This post on My friend’s blog: The 123 Blog – Lessons Learnt from the Spanish Guitarist is pure gold. What pace are you setting yourself?
  6. If Maps and Mapping are your thing: Then for National Non-Fiction Month… Maps tell a Story on the FCBG.
  7. If you like Brain Twisters: Martin Gardner, Puzzle Master Extraordinaire on the BBC News.
  8. And the se7en + 1th link:

  9. A Blast From the Past:


Book of the Week

Life is Sweet, by Cathy Cassidy published by Penguin Random House South Africa: When Cathy Cassidy wrote the Chocolate Box Girls’ Series… she knew her readers would fall in love with the characters. And you know when you get to the end of a book and you really wish it wasn’t over, well here is a collection of stories for those of you who wished the series hadn’t ended. These are teen reads of the contemporary kind: A young musician, whose dad says no to a music contract; A chap that really wants to give the girl of his dreams, the best birthday gift ever, it doesn’t help that her birthday is on Valentine’s Day; Summer forfeits her place in an elite dance school for Jodie, but will Jodie be able to rise to the occasion? and so on… This book feels a bit like a box of chocolate, it is deliciously fat and filled with richness. Six stories that you can read, each in a sitting if you find a cosy spot and know you are going to be there a while. They stories are about character that are so real they could be friends with your teen… and the perfect vacation read. Not to mention their is a recipe for Cherry Chocolate Fridge Cake. If you do nothing else, visit Cathy Cassidy’s website… packed with girly delights.

We were given a copy of Life is Sweet, by Cathy Cassidy published by Penguin Random House South Africa: for review purposes. We were not paid for our review, this is not a sponsored post and the opinions expressed are as usual our own.

GiveAway Winner

All the entries…

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All mixed up…
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And the winner is:
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Lee Nov 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm I would love to win this prize :). Loved this post, thank you!

Congratulations to: expect an email from us shortly so that we can get your prizes to you as soon as possible.

We would like to thank PanMacmillan South Africa, who supplied us with a copy of this book to review and GiveAway. We were not paid for our review, this is not a sponsored post and the opinions expressed are as usual our own.

A Special Note for SIBO books

A while back we blogged about the fun SIBO science books for kids and they are trying to crowd fund their latest publication… you can take a peak at the SIBO website here and click on the image to find out more about helping them crowd fund their book launch.

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That’s us… Hope you all have a fabulous week!!!

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